Andrew Michler

Sydney Transforms Waterworks Ruins into Incredible Public Park

by , 08/03/10

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The park collects water from the neighboring Paddington Town Hall, and from on-site rainwater storage tanks located beneath the walkways and planters. Australia is a leader in water efficiency, so the waterworks’ approach to water preservation is as symbolic as it is functional. The park has a dense layer of subtropical plantings laced with raw materials like wood beams, concrete, iron, and brick. The supporting materials were placed discretely in order to enhance the preserved structures.

+ Paddington Reservoir Gardens

+ TZG Architects

+ JMD Designs

Via World Architecture News

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